627 Symposium --Meeting the Demand for Food, Feed, Fiber, and Biofuels: Impacts and Production Practices

Oral Session
A08 Integrated Agricultural Systems
This symposium will focus on specific aspects of diverse agricultural production systems designed to provide grain and cellulosic feedstocks for future biofuels needs. Topics will include identifying appropriate production systems, including intensive corn / soybean production (biofuels and feed) as well as less intensive systems that include perennial crops. The ability of these systems to sequester soil carbon will be discussed. The roles biotechnology and geospatial technologies may play in addressing biofuels needs will be presented. Speakers will consider how these varying aspects fit into the overall agricultural production system.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:20 AM-11:45 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 371B

John Shanahan
8:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:30 AM
Soil Carbon Sequestration/storage: Will Agricultural Production Systems Will Meet Production and Environmental Goals?.
David Clay, South Dakota State Univ.; W. W. Wilhelm, USDA-ARS; Francis Pierce, Washington State Univ.
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Biofuel Feedstock Production: Economic and Environmental Implications.
T. Randall Fortenbery, Univ of Wisc - Madison
10:45 AM
Landscape and Species Diversity: Optimizing the Use of Land and Species for Biofuel Feedstock Production Systems.
Gregg Johnson, University of Minnesota; Ryan Thelemann, University of Minnesota; Craig Sheaffer, Univ. of Minnesota; Hans-Joachim Jung, USDA-ARS; Ulrike Tschirner, University of Minnesota; Sudipto Banerjee, University of Minnesota; Katie Petersen Rock, University of Minnesota; Donald L. Wyse, University of Minnesota
11:15 AM
Panel Discussion
11:45 AM